Billy Roy Terrell Nov. 11, 1926 ~ Sept. 29, 2012
September 19, 2012, 9:02 am by Staff Reports
Terrell was born on Nov. 11, 1926, in Elmore City, Okla. He served in the Air Force Reserve from the end of World War II through the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Vallie Blevins, on Dec. 24, 1950. He was employed by Warren Petroleum (Gulf/Chevron) for over 40 years. He worked his way up from roustabout at the plant where his father worked to District Manager of the Oil and Gas Facilities. He made many friends along the way from Maysville, Okla., to Kennedy (fashing plant), Texas to Hobbs, N.M., to Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay.
In their early marriage, he and Vallie loved to golf and water ski. He loved to dove hunt and fish with his buddies, play dominoes with his neighbors and Masonic brothers. Bill was a master craftsman who built everything from fishing rods to furniture and embraced new technology with a flourish. He was raised as a Master Mason in Maysville, Okla. in 1952. Upon moving to Marble Falls, he joined the Blazing Star Masonic lodge. He served many places and stations in his lodges including Worshipful Master.Terrell also achieved Order of Knights Templar Commendery in the York Rite.
He left behind many loving family members including daughters Susan Terrell Owens (Michael) of Copperas Cove, Texas, Patricia Terrell Chimene (J.B.) of Austin, and daughter-in-law Sharon Terrell (Charlie) of Highlands, Texas; grandchildren Shaunda Terrell, Michelle Terrell, David "Andy” Terrell (Karen), Steven Terrell, Jonathan Owens (Crystal), Vallie Owens Cameron, G.G. Chimene, Zachary Chimene, Coby Chimene, and eight great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his brother Walter Terrell (JoAnne) and sister Ila Mae "Terry” Long, both of Norman, Okla., his brother-in-law Buck Blevins (Nancy) of Chandler, Texas, and his sister-in-law Johnie Sue (J.R.) Chumley of Purcell, Okla.
Terrell was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Mannie and Della Irene Terrell; his wife, Vallie Marie Blevins Terrell; and his only son, Michael Roy Terrell.
Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls, where he had lived for over twenty years, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ellen Ely officiating. Interment will be at Elmore City Cemetery in Elmore City, Okla., on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Welch officiating.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.
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